Avoiding green tinges in summer

 

How to avoid green tinges in summer

Gui Cassolari, the official hairdresser at Natura Brasil, shares his tips on how to take care of dyed blonde hair over the summer holidays.
If you have blonde hair, you may already have noticed a slightly green tinge to your hair after a spending a long time in the pool. Whether natural or bleached, blonde hair needs special care after contact with water containing chemicals. That's why we've put together some information to help you overcome this problem.

Chlorine isn't the only problem

"The chlorine in the pool opens the pores and does dry out the hair, but what really causes green hair is the combination of this substance with the copper ions in the water", explains Gui Cassolari. This is also known as copper sulphate, a blue chemical used in pool maintenance.
Just remember the basics of colour mixing: Yellow (hair) + Blue (copper ion) = Green. It's a lethal combination for hair, especially for lighter hair.

Watch out for sensitive hair

If your hair has recently undergone chemical treatments, such as straightening or bleaching, wait 10 to 15 days before swimming in a pool. That's how long your hair needs to rest, having been sensitised by the process. It is also important to avoid exposing your hair to the sun after taking a dip because the sun's rays combined with the effects of chlorine further weaken your hair.

Always keep your hair hydrated

Gui Cassolari also explains that it's very important to keep your hair hydrated as healthy hair forms a barrier that protects it from external factors. Ekos Murumuru Shampoo is a good option for this. It repairs the hair deep down and acts on the external part of the capillary fibre. Hair is left deeply nourished, stronger and more radiant.

Watch how you wash!

Always wash your hair in fresh water before and after using the pool. It will be absorbed by the hair and reduce the action of the copper sulphate", says Gui Cassolari. Another tip: apply an anti-residue shampoo, even if your hair hasn't developed a slightly green tinge.

Rediscover your shine

To keep your blonde locks looking their best, choose Ekos Buriti Shampoo. It eliminates the yellow tone in the hair, reduces discoloration and restores hair's natural shine. Patauá Restorative Oil also provides immediate shine, as well as neutralising and eliminating that unpleasant chlorine smell.

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